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From riding and training tips, to veterinary and confidence advice, our expert advice section has everything you need to make the most out of your time with your horse.

Take your hacking to the next level

Take your training out of the arena with event rider Coral Keen’s simple hacking exercises Read Article

Improve your horse’s jump

Badminton winner Sam Griffiths shares his tips for jumping success Read Article

Get the perfect position

Riding through winter doesn’t need to be a chore. Dan Greenwood explains how to make the most of winter training to prepare yourself and your horse for the competition season ahead Read Article

Behind the scenes at the Animal Health Trust

The veterinary world is advancing at a rate of knots and the Animal Health Trust, Horse&Rider’s 2017 charity of the year, is where much of the magic happens. Lucy Turner visited to find out more Read Article

Ringworm – save his skin

Ringworm is the most common fungal skin infection in horses. Vet Poppy Mitchell explains how to recognise and deal with the problem swiftly to prevent it spreading Read Article

Fight against flu

Has your horse had his flu vaccination? Vet Katherine Murray explains more about this incredibly contagious disease and why vaccination is so important Read Article

Equine Rehab: How lungeing can help

Helping your horse move in the right way is an important part of a rehab programme, as Dr Katherine Nankervis explains Read Article

39 travelling tips

Travelling your horse can open up a whole world of opportunities. Horse&Rider explains how to do it safely and stress free Read Article

Thought about equine therapy?

The equine therapy industry is booming and it’s one that many horses can benefit from. Horse&Rider goes behind the scenes at Hartpury College Equine Therapy Centre to find out what it’s all about Read Article

Space invader

Does your horse walk all over you? Get him to take a step back and pay attention with advice from Warwick Schiller Read Article

What your body language is telling your horse

The conversation between you and your horse is constant – whether it’s body language, words or actions – and can have a big effect on him. Anna Saillet explains how Read Article

Dealing with separation anxiety

What is separation anxiety and how can you deal with a horse who suffers from it? Anna Saillet explores this stressful emotion Read Article

Our tips for buying and selling horses online

There are various ways to buy and sell horses online, however, making your advert appeal to the right buyer, and avoiding scammers, can be tricky. Follow the Horse&Rider guide, to ensure you avoid the pitfalls. Read Article

A simple guide to buying your first horse or pony

We have narrowed down the best information to provide you with a concise, basic buying guide – to ensure that you are getting the most out of your new horse! Read Article

Confused by insurance?

Insurance needs to be tailored to your specific needs. Find out what cover you might need from Carriagehouse Insurance's Fiona Gordon-Clarke Read Article

Make sense of insurance excess

The excess you choose depends on your budget and why you are buying insurance, says Guy Prest of KBIS British Equestrian Insurance Read Article

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